It starts with this: put your desk in the corner, and every time you sit down there to write, remind yourself why it isn’t in the middle of the room. Life isn’t a support system for art. It’s the other way around.” ~ Stephen King, On Writing.
Nobody knows William Shakespeare's writing habits as they were not documented. But there are speculations that he wrote them in the taverns to save on candles and firewood or even at the theatre.
Yann Martel on his writing desk: "...it’s a table with a computer, that’s it. I have little pieces of paper next to me that are my little notes, and that’s it. Otherwise, I could be an accountant for, you know, as far as my desk, you couldn’t tell that I’m a writer."
Glad's Hill Place where Charles Dickens wrote obsessively to his death at age 58. This is where he penned many of his notable works including Great Expectations.
Neil Gaiman writes on a desk that is being described as "scarcely bigger than a TV tray".
"If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.” Hilary Mantel
Before Agatha Christie settled down on her desk to write, she needed to find her notebook (scribbled with ideas) and not necessarily the same notebook that she'd referred to the day before.
Henry Miller probably didn't spend much time writing on his desk as he believed that most writing was done "in the quiet, silent moments" and not on the desk with a typewriter.
The writing desk of Jonathan Franzen is devoid of distraction. His laptop has no connection to the Internet.
Roald Dahl's chair has a hole to relieve the pressure on his back as a result of an injury during his flying days in the Second World War.
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." ~ Ernest Hemingway.
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